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Homewood Family

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, dutch

Beautiful villa own pool,orchard,15mins beaches,stunning views castle/lagoon/sea

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Pinhal Villa Rental Photos and Description

Very spacious 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, extremely well appointed, lovely setting

Casa dos Pomares in Capeleira; beautifully decorated and finished to a very high standard, extremely spacious, comfortable and peaceful villa, sleeps upto 8 in 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite plus large family bathroom). Travel cot and highchair can be provided, as well as a welcome pack (payable locally). Secluded and not overlooked, recent traditional single storey build, amidst spectacular panoramic views over Obidos, the castle, coast/Obidos lagoon and countryside. Villa extremely well equipped and furnished with an attractive mix of locally made furniture and fittings and some locally sourced antiques, underfloor geo-thermal heating. Large open plan kitchen, living and dining area with seating for 8, wood burning enclosed fireplace, DVD player, Freesat TV/radio, WIFI, games, books and DVD's, opening out with double French windows on two aspects onto amazing views across the valleys, farmland and vineyards and down over Obidos and the castle, large landscaped lawn and garden, ideal for children, extensive fruit trees (guests can help themselves to plums, apricots, figs, apples, depending on the time of year!), verandahs, decking, BBQ, outside dining and private solar heated pool. Outdoor basketball net, separate indoor games area with table tennis, pool table, darts. Please see picture of house layout. 15 mins beaches, golf. 5 mins drive from and overlooking medieval World Heritage walled town & castle of Obidos with annual Christmas, Medieval, chocolate and opera festivals, fado, tapas bars, restaurants, 'Pingo Doce' supermarket and public indoor swimming pool. Villa also within easy reach historic towns of Sintra, Mafra & Alcobaca, Roman ruins near Obidos 'Eburobrittium', vineyards, excellent local restaurants, nearby golf courses, Peniche & Baleal with major surfing events and surf schools, wide sandy beaches including Bom Successo/Aldeia dos Pescadores and Foz do Arelho either side of the Obidos and Foz do Arelho lagoons with fishing, cycling and sailing school, reached through beautiful pine & eucalyptus forests, karting & old spa town of Caldas da Rainha with traditional markets, shops, supermarkets, park with boating lake and tennis, thermal baths, art gallery, museums, library, theatre and bullring, as well as cinema and bowling. Loads to see and do, whatever the weather and time of year; tiled floors throughout with underfloor heating and log fire making this an ideal location for out of season too. We are very flexible with arrival/departure days of the week and lengths of stay.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Homewood Family (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, dutch

About Homewood Family

We had been holidaying here with our family since 2004 and decided to have our own villa built (which was completed in 2010), designing it just as we would want, making it a really comfortable spacious and relaxing 'home from home' (except with better weather and views!). We love the local area; there is so much to see and do, everyone is very friendly, making you feel 'at home' the minute you arrive. Even if it's just the two of us, we never feel we are 'rattling around' and love that moment when we return and first put the key back in the door!

Homewood Family purchased this villa in 2010

Why Homewood Family chose Obidos Town

It is such a pretty area and remarkably still so rural and unspoilt. Even during high season, the beaches are relatively quiet and not at all crowded. Nearby, the old spa market town of Caldas da Rainha is not geared up to tourists and very much the typical local centre, although there are also supermarkets and all the activities at the beach, sailing club, bowling, cinema, karting, historic sites well within very easy reach. We love being able to look out over the valleys, the sea and the castle with hardly an interruption to the view, as well as just wandering about the orchards. It's a real tonic and leaves us all feeling totally relaxed and refreshed.

What makes this villa unique

The villa benefits from Geo-thermal heating and hot water so we have low running costs all year round. This allows us to offer a very competitive rate for the winter season and offers guests underfloor heating as well as a cosy log fire and double glazing, keeping you comfortable whatever the weather!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fabulous time. House is lovely and there's plenty to do round there. We think we would like to do it again next year! Thank you very much for all your help and making it a great holiday for us.
Jun 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)
Beautiful villa own pool,orchard,15mins beaches,stunning views castle/lagoon/sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

A+ location & villa, owner a pleasure to deal with

  • 5 of 5

The villa is lovely - perfect location for Obidos, beaches, the supermarket (!),and the roads north and south.

We ate at Nova Casa de Romiro, which was a delicious meal in enchanting surroundings. However, O Tracadinho surpassed it - it is a real gem and being within easy walking distance is a bonus. Try the seared tuna with dill dressing - fantastic!

There was a breeze most days whilst we were here, which was nice because it was from the north and kept us cool - the area round the front of the villa offered perfect shelter when needed.

Praia do Rio Cortico is easy to get to and thoroughly recommended.

The pool was warm throughout our stay, and the children loved it. The adults loved the table-tennis, even if it got a bit competitive!

The owner is really helpful and provided loads of extra information, contributing to making it a fantastic holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed a couple of our favourite restaurants!! We very much hope to be able to welcome you back at some future point.
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5

Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely family villa overlooking the town of Obidos and with distant views of the lagoon. We were only 5 but the villa has plenty of space for 8 people. It's well located with loads to do in the local area. We loved the surf beaches (Baleal and Foz) and the other expansive deserted beaches on the silver coast. We also explored the lagoon (south side is beautiful) and enjoyed Obidos. We also found some great places to eat. The children enjoyed the games room and pool (definitely the main attraction for summer visitors!). We would love to return in the summer months. The owners are very helpful and go out of their way to give you information to help you make the most of your holiday.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We're delighted you had a great time and very much hope to welcome you all back again soon :)
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5

Ontzettende mooie villa met prachtig uitzicht

  • 5 of 5

Wat een prachtige villa! Op enkele minuten rijden van het stadje Obidos ligt deze villa met een prachtig uitzicht! Wij zijn vaker in deze omgeving geweest en huren altijd een ruime villa met zwembad, ook in andere landen. Deze villa komt zeker in onze top 3!

De villa is goed aan te rijden, heeft veel privacy en is mega ruim. Alles goed en sfeervol ingericht. Je kijkt uit op het stadje Obidos wat vooral 's avonds schitterend is met alle verlichting. Ook heb je overdag uitzicht op de lagune!

Dicht bij autowegen zonder dat je deze hoort, dus snel naar de kust of andere regio's. In 2016 weer naar Obidos, want het is hier en in de omgeving schitterend. Niet twijfelen over deze villa; doen!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and we're so delighted that you enjoyed staying in our villa - we certainly hope to welcome you back this year :) Hope the translation works well! Quick translation: Absolutely beautiful villa with stunning views★ ★ ★ ★ ★What a beautiful villa! A few minutes drive from the town of Obidos is this villa with stunning views! We have often been in this area and always rent a large villa with pool, in other countries too. This villa is definitely in our top 3! The villa is easy to get to, has lots of privacy and is mega spacious. Everything is great and tastefully decorated. You look out onto the town of Obidos which at night is especially beautiful, all lit up. In the daytime, you also have views out over the lagoon! Close enough to highways without hearing any sound, short drive to the coast or other places. Returning to Obidos in 2016; this is such a beautiful area. There is no doubt about it, just book it!
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5

This villa definitely has the WOW factor.

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic first impression as we walked into the villa for the first time. The living area is huge with a lovely, almost cathedral-like high ceiling, but with a comfortable homely feel. It's a very bright and sunny house, really well maintained and has everything you could ever need on holiday, including wifi.

When we wandered outside the wow factor continued. The panoramic view is spectacular looking down on the Mediaeval walled town of Obidos and its beautiful castle and across to the lagoon. The view is extra special at night with the lights on the castle walls.

Lovely pool and pool furniture and we used the bbq and dining area next to the pool almost every day. The villa is in a very quiet and peaceful rural area and makes for such a relaxing holiday.

The villa is thoughtfully well stocked with information about the area and recommendations for local eateries, vineyards, beaches etc. And even if the weather is grim there is a large collection of books, games and DVDs to keep you occupied. The games room is a bonus and was well used during our stay; teenagers just love to beat mum and dad in a game of pool or table tennis!

Around and About:

You do need a car here as it's in the middle of acres of orchards although there is decent restaurant about 8 mins walk away - quaint and very Portuguese. No shortage of places to eat though. Within a 5 or 10 min drive you're spoilt for choice. We particularly liked the local Snack Bar restaurant. It's not really a snack bar it's all home cooked food in a fantastic friendly and lively atmosphere, run by a family and very inexpensive.

One evening we went to a Fado show in a little restaurant next to the Obidos castle walls. It's one of those 'must do' experiences and well worth a visit - the singer's voice is so powerful and emotional.

For us, one of the highlights was the choice of amazing beaches. Mile upon mile of beautiful sandy beaches with hardly anyone on them. It was out of school holiday time so perhaps they get busier but I doubt if they're ever crowded. Enjoyed watching the surfers on some of them and soaking up the 'vibe' in the surfers' bars.

Suffice to say, we loved this villa and its great location, have recommended it to others and will continue to do so. Hope to be back very soon.

L&B x

Open plan to the extremely well equipped kitchen which is a pleasure to be in - so b

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much L & B for your amazing review and we're so delighted you had such a good time in this beautiful unspoilt part of Portugal. Hoping very much to welcome you all back again soon :)
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5

A wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing break at this fabulous, spacious family Villa, which overlooks the wonderful medieval town of Obidos, with amazing views down to the beautiful coast line . It was one of the most relaxing holidays we have had for a long time and we absolutely love the area , spending many mornings and evenings in Obidos !! ( found some great restaurants and wine bars) The villa is spacious and honestly if 8 people stayed there you would all feel you had your own space, the main kitchen / living room area has spectacular views and is so well thought out with a lovely dining area, comfy huge sofa that 8 could be seated easily, with room to spare. The local restaurant which is 5 minutes walk away was fantastic , great food , lovely owners, and reasonable. The villa is so peaceful, you do need a car, but use it to explore the wonderful beaches and surrounding area, it is so unspoilt, a real pleasure in these times.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue, we are delighted you and your family and friends had such a wonderful time and hope very much to welcome you back soon :) !
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5

delightful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a delightful stay in this villa. Description was 100% accurate. The views are gorgeous of the town of Obidos.

Booking simple and straightforward and useful advice given on what to do, places to visit and where to eat. Only slight negative was sadly created by the abundance of ripening fruit which resulted in a larger than normal fly population, easily counteracted by fly spray supplied. Perfect family holiday location; when we go again will go earlier in Summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review and we are delighted you had such a great stay; we hope very much to welcome you and your family back in the near future.
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Lisbon
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Many in Obidos
Nearest Ferry
496 Miles
To Santander/Bilbao
Nearest Golf
6.5 Miles
Praia del Rey, Royal Obidos, Bom Sucesso
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Obidos/Caldas da Rainha
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
A8
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
O Tracadinho
Nearest Beach
6.5 Miles
Bom Sucesso, Foz do Arelho, Baleal, Peniche
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

15 minutes drive to wide, sandy, unspoilt beaches at Foz do Arelho and Bom Succeso, Obidos and Foz do Arelho lagoons. Also surfing beaches of Peniche and Baleal, fishing villages of Sao Martinho and Nazare.

Travel:

50 minutes' drive from Lisbon airport, one hour by national express coach from Lisbon Campo Grande station, 2 hours' drive from Oporto airport, 8 hours' drive from Santander/Bilbao and Portsmouth/Plymouth overnight ferry, car essential.

Distances:

Walking distance to local restaurant and shop 'O Tracadinho'. 5 mins drive to Usseira with local shops, bank, churches, well-known restaurant. Obidos with its many restaurants, bars and festivals, Roman town ruins, nearest well-stocked supermarket 'Pingo Doce' (local equivalent of Waitrose!). 15 mins Caldas da Rainha, medieval spa town with daily traditional fruit, veg & fish markets, supermarkets, nearby karting, sailing school & golf, less than an hour to many historic towns, sites and vineyards.

Further Details:

The villa is located in the countryside overlooking Obidos with its annual Christmas, chocolate and opera festivals and tapas bars. 50 mins from Lisbon, it is also within easy reach of the the historic towns of Sintra, Mafra & Alcobaca, Roman ruins, vineyards, excellent local restaurants, golf, Peniche & Baleal with annual International surfing events and surf schools, wide sandy beaches, Obidos lagoon & Foz do Arelho & sailing school reached through beautiful pine & eucalyptus forests, karting & the old spa town of Caldas da Rainha with its traditional markets, park with boating lake and tennis, thermal baths, art gallery, museums, theatre and bullring, as well as cinema and bowling. Nearest supermarket and banks 5 mins. drive.

Clear blue skies most of the year. Winters are mild with daytime temperatures averaging 63°F; 80F in summer, enjoying almost 275 sunshine days a year. Spring and autumn are peaceful; blossom in the spring, soft fruits in May & June with the apples ripening in the orchard in the autumn.

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Rates & Availability

Pinhal Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Plums & figs
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,317
 
 
Apples pears & figs
Sep 18 2016 - Nov 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,185
 
 
Last Figs
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 21 2016
5 night minimum stay
$99
$691
 
 
Christmas Dinner!!
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,185
 
 
Early birds
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$691
 
 
Spring blossom
Apr 2 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,317
 
 
Apricots and figs
May 28 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,843
 
 
Plums and figs
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,238
 
 
Apples, pears and figs
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,580
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $461

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for booking details. 25% deposit required at time of booking, final payment due 10 weeks before departure. We are flexible as to arrival/departures dates and length of stay.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day and length of stay. Enquire about in-season weekend flexibility.

Notes on prices:
Payment accepted in Euros or GBP

Enquire about stays other than standard 7/14/21 nights, flexible weekday and weekend arrival/departure days. (Flights are usually cheaper mid-week)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Pinhal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 210 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master en-suite bathroom - toilet , shower , Fitted vanity unit
    Double en-suite - toilet , shower , Fitted vanity unit
    Family bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Large bathroom, fitted vanity unit, laundry basket
  • 3 beautifully tiled bathrooms with excellent storage space for toiletries, etc. Both en-suite bathrooms with shower, basin & WC, large main family bathroom with bath, overhead shower, basin, WC and bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master, en-suite. Cot can be provided on request
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin, share family bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , En-suite
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Can be single, twin or double, shared family bathroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom - king-size bed, large fitted wardrobe, en-suite with patio doors to garden, verandah Bedroom 2 with double bed, large fitted wardrobe and en-suite Bedroom 3 with twin beds, large fitted wardrobe Bedroom 4 flexible as single, twin or double bed, chest of drawers, TV, patio doors to verandah, garden All furnished to the highest standard
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The villa is extremely spacious, 210 sq. m. plus garage and outbuildings. It is very well furnished with a lovely mix of locally produced modern furniture of the highest quality and some traditional. Log fire, double glazing and geo thermal underfloor heating make this cosy whatever the weather. The villa is spacious enough for 8 yet equally ideal for a smaller group who wouldn't be 'rattling around' in it! Cot and high chair available for a small charge on request. Please let us know if you would like a welcome pack on arrival, particularly useful if arriving late/travelling with children! Pack includes milk, bread, butter, water. If you bring a laptop/tablet, subject to change, you may be able to access BBC & ITV channels if you have an HDMI connection and register with www.filmon.com. Airport taxi transfers can be arranged, approx. €100 if you prefer to hire car locally. For larger family & friends groups, enquire about similar size villa less than 10 minutes' walk away Outside: Veranda, decking surrounding private solar heated pool and cover to keep warm at night, measuring 4.5 x 9m, 0.95m in shallow end with 3 integgral steps down going down to 1.8m in deep end, BBQ, outdoor furniture to seat 8, sun loungers, landscaped gardens, private extensive orchards with a very wide variety of fruit, (plums, pears, apricots, apples, peaches, figs, mulberries - please 'pick your own'!), spectacular views. T Utility Room: Washing machine, portable drying rack, sink and unit, cupboard with ironing board and iron, vacuum cleaner Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included, however, please bring your own towels for beach and swimming. Property cleaned during stays min. 14 nights. Other: Separate indoor area with pool table, table tennis & magnetic darts.

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